We held our fifth startup pitch showcase Thursday, introducing three Southern California-based real estate companies, HomeOpenly, VHomes and JoyHub. You can watch the full session here.

Wired takes a look at the prolific subculture of TikTok creators in prison.

Walmart is partnering with the folks behind the Tribeca Film Festival to turn their store parking lots into drive-in theaters.

California is suing Cisco Systems for alleged employee discrimination based on India's caste system.

Virgin Galactic will show off the interior of its spacecraft later this month by livestream

Watch: 3 Real Estate Startups Pitch Investors

Today's virtual pitch showcase introduced three emerging real estate startups founded in Southern California. They presented their concepts to Brad Inman —founder of Inman, the leading real estate news source — and Spencer Rascoff, co-founder of Zillow and dot.LA. Watch the event here >>

Amazon Pushes Off Prime Day... Again

Amazon is once again postponing the company's annual sales event due to the coronavirus. Amazon informed sellers of the delay this week, according to media reports. Read more >>

Which Tech Workers Send Money Home

A new survey by anonymous social network TeamBlind looks at techworkers demographics to determine who sends money home, and how much. Read more >>

"You can run circles around companies that continue to do the co-located model."

As part of this week's look at the future of office work, senior reporter Ben Bergman talked with GitLab's director of remote work, who says the company's unique culture and rapid growth could not have come about if they'd had a physical office to worry about.

Biotech startups regularly spring from USC, UCLA and Caltech. The only problem: They rarely stick around for long. Rachel Uranga looks at the county's initiatives to keep them here.

Spotify launched a new listening plan for couples who live together.

Video game streaming platform Twitch broke its own record for the total viewing time on the app in Q2: 5 billion hours.

Tesla is now the world's most valuable automaker, surpassing Toyota.

NBC streaming service Peacock has struck a deal with CBS to include shows from Showtime, the CW and CBS when it launches later this month.

Playstation announced a new initiative focused on boosting independent game developers.

There's still time to join us for tomorrow's Startup Pitch Showcase on real estate companies. Sign up here!

GitLab's Secrets for Running a Remote Startup

GitLab, valued at $2.75 billion, is feeling vindicated after years of worry about whether being a fully remote office would harm productivity or scare off investors. Read more >>

Can LA Get Local Biotech Startups to Stick Around?

Last week, L.A. County committed a $15 million matching fund loan to MarsBio, a venture fund that will invest in bioscience startups. Can it stop the attrition of biotech entrepreneurs? Read more >>

Event Hub Brings Vendors Back to Virtual Concerts

The pandemic has inflicted damage on the event industry that goes beyond ticket sales. Here's how L.A.'s Event Hub is bringing craft vendors and artisans back to the (virtual) summer concert circuit. Read more >>

Updates: L.A. Restaurants Close as Coronavirus Cases Surge

Governor Newsom has ordered the immediate closure of dining rooms for at least three weeks in Los Angeles and 18 other counties. Read more >>

Our Next Startup Pitch Showcase: Real Estate Tech

Our next startup pitch showcase is coming up at 11:00 a.m. PST on Thursday. Leading real estate news source Inman's founder Brad Inman will join us, along with Zillow and dot.LA co-founder Spencer Rascoff. Register to watch here

"I think at least 70 to 75% of all employees will be adopting the hybrid model."

How will the pandemic reshape work life? Senior finance reporter Ben Bergman hosted a discussion with three experts on how they're preparing.

Washington State's public health officials fact-check Elon Musk's recent tweets about COVID-19's growth.

Netflix will shift up to $100 million in assets to banks that focus on lending to Black communities.

SpaceX grows its fleet of reused Falcon 9 rockets after today's successful launch.

A new VC, The Venture Collective, launched out of London and New York today, is focused on providing more capital to underrepresented founders.

Paramount hires a new president for its motion picture group.

We've added a new company to take part in Thursday's Startup Pitch Showcase: JoyHub. Read more about them here, and sign up to join us!

How the Pandemic Will Shift How We Work

Offices are likely to get bigger, not smaller. Major cities could hollow out. And more people will work remotely. Those are some of the takeaways from dot.LA's latest virtual strategy session. Read our summary and watch the event >>

Elementary Robotics Gets ​$12.7M Series A

One of Los Angeles' top robotics startups announced Tuesday it has raised $12.7 million to automate day-to-day repetitive tasks. Read more >>

A Different Spin on News Aggregation

Newsology, a news aggregator app based in L.A., is betting that its new spin on news feeds curated around people's professions will intrigue enough users to help it compete with the Silicon Valley giants. Read more.>>

Amazon's Gaming Reset

Little more than a month after a much-hyped entry into big-budget video games, Amazon is pulling "Crucible," its first foray into gaming, back into closed beta. Read more >>

Our Next Startup Pitch Showcase: Real Estate Tech

Our next startup pitch showcase is coming up at 11:00 a.m. PST on Thursday. Leading real estate news source Inman's founder Brad Inman will join us, along with Zillow and dot.LA co-founder Spencer Rascoff. Register to watch here

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